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« Reply #375 on: December 31, 2018, 07:38:11 PM »

Happy New Year to you all! :-)

Just listened to Auld Lang Syne by the Jingle Cats .

RR1, how does your kitty like his new basket?
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« Reply #376 on: December 31, 2018, 08:38:27 PM »


So glad kitty liked his new basket.
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« Reply #377 on: December 31, 2018, 11:44:30 PM »

People are acting crazy over here. I literally heard gunshots.
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« Reply #378 on: January 21, 2019, 10:16:59 AM »

Eek. This isn't good. I haven't posted in this thread in three weeks!!

Hope you're all doing okay, folks. And that the New Year is treating you well. Smiley
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« Reply #379 on: January 21, 2019, 11:08:12 AM »

Hello. Doing a little better after family craziness (still going on but am adjusting).

Reflected by music playing in my mental jukebox. On replay for a couple of weeks was the not very calming song, "7 and 7 is" by Love.
Thank goodness my "jukebox" is now playing songs such as the vocal track of "Little Bird." Much better!

 and btw I enjoyed your take on William Blake on another board.
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« Reply #380 on: January 21, 2019, 06:18:28 PM »

That song is not what I usually listen to. It's not a bad song but that type of music raises my stress levels if it plays over and over in my head.
Posted here because JK was hoping that all was okay. After a big bump for a few days everything's okay in my corner.
And hoping all is well with you and kitty, and that the weather in your neck of the woods isn't as crazy as it is in much of the world nowadays.
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« Reply #381 on: January 22, 2019, 06:39:12 AM »

Posted here because JK was hoping that all was okay.

Thanks, E. At least you understand me. Tongue

Glad to hear things are improving at your end. Smiley
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« Reply #382 on: February 04, 2019, 03:12:09 AM »

and btw I enjoyed your take on William Blake on another board.

Ooh! I missed this, E. Thank you! You're the only person to comment on it. Smiley

Initially I posted it there in all its brazen glory but then decided to link it instead, as being less off-putting to others who were contemplating posting some poetry of their own. It's still the last post in that topic! Grin
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« Reply #383 on: February 05, 2019, 03:32:16 AM »

Well if it isn't Hal Blaine's birthday! The great man turns 89 today. Roll Eyes

Many happies to you, sir, and may you see many more summers. Smiley
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« Reply #384 on: February 07, 2019, 12:08:32 PM »

Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #385 on: February 07, 2019, 01:44:50 PM »

Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  Roll Eyes

And still no definitive answer as to who might have played it.
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« Reply #386 on: February 08, 2019, 12:50:21 AM »

Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  Roll Eyes

And still no definitive answer as to who might have played it.

I love these conversations about ostensibly minor musical details. They are what make this forum. They may be over my head at times but I can live with that. Grin
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« Reply #387 on: February 08, 2019, 09:50:59 AM »

Smiley topic of the year (so far): "Steel Guitar on 'Little Pad'".  Roll Eyes

And still no definitive answer as to who might have played it.

Both Al Vescovo and Brian Wilson have said it was Al Vescovo who played it, and listening to the part with a critical ear, it's basic but so well played that it wouldn't sound as perfect coming from an amateur steel guitarist. People who play steel guitar will notice the detail such as the intonation and the touch/technique. The only part that doesn't fit is that no session sheet has shown up with Vescovo's name on it. But when you have the producer and the musician himself both saying the same thing, unless other info surfaces, that's pretty definitive for now.
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« Reply #388 on: February 21, 2019, 09:38:58 AM »

Hello - Thank you for approving my account. I'm 32 so I unfortunately missed a lot of the BB in their primes.

Until a few weeks ago, I was only really familiar with a few songs of theirs (Surfin' USA, I Get Around, Fun Fun Fun, Kokomo). I'm not quite sure what the impetus was, but earlier this year, I spent some time on Wikipedia hopping from article to article, and started listening/buying a lot of the material from the mid-60s. It's been about six weeks I want to say, and I haven't stopped listening. Everything in the span from Today! to Sunflower is terrific sounding (and I want to say I've probably logged at least 50 playthroughs of Pet Sounds/Smile Sessions).

I do want to try and listen to some of the later stuff more (I bought Love You and downloaded a reconstruction of Adult/Child), though a lot of my favorite stuff is the releases/recordings from when Brian was in his vocal prime and had control of production/creative direction on albums. Absolutely beautiful combination, especially with the harmonies being as incredible as they were.

In terms of new material, it seems I've chosen a great time to become a fan. Just a few weeks ago in December the Sessions material came out for 2018, and it seems there has been a constant stream of stuff being unearthed from the archives for a few years now.

I'm most likely going to lurk more at first, I have a lot of reading to do (and it seems there are a lot of insiders here, so I'm sure to pick up a lot), but I plan to post some once I'm acclimated.

Thanks again to the admin.
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« Reply #389 on: February 21, 2019, 12:44:02 PM »

Hi thr33 and welcome. Hope you enjoy your time here. Smiley

If you have any questions, just ask. Wink
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« Reply #390 on: March 04, 2019, 09:01:39 AM »

Nah, my birthday falls on Ash Wednesday. Fasting is the order of the day.

Edit: Actually I am now old enough that I don't have to follow the "rules" of fasting if I don't want to. I'm just not supposed to eat meat. Yeah, in New Orleans of all places, I have to make the "sacrifice" of eating fish instead of meat. Laughable!!
(The whole "fasting" thing in the Western church is a great big "nothing burger" compared to what the Orthodox have to do - they have to essentially go vegan for a long period of time.)
Anyway, since my birthday almost always falls within the Lenten season my family doesn't give me a birthday party. When I was working my co-workers would sometimes bring a cake so that was the most celebration that would take place.
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« Reply #391 on: March 04, 2019, 11:38:40 AM »

Thanks! :-)
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« Reply #392 on: March 06, 2019, 02:28:45 AM »

Many happy returns of the day, NOLA BB Fan!

Lizzie, I wish you lots of rock and roll rest and relaxation on this day of days. :=)

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« Reply #393 on: March 06, 2019, 07:09:13 AM »

Thanks!

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Or I could follow the advice of Chuckles the Clown** - " A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down (my) pants. "  Grin

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« Reply #394 on: March 17, 2019, 09:42:25 AM »

Happy St. Patrick's Day, folks!

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« Reply #395 on: March 18, 2019, 01:20:04 PM »

This hilarious Hoffman topic is well worth checking out!

https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/ruin-band-names-by-fusing-two-together.821113/
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« Reply #396 on: March 18, 2019, 05:48:26 PM »

Yes I'm on that Board and posted . Can't remember my username but my avatar is the Intravenous de Milo album cover by Spinal Tap.

My entry was the Grateful Prunes, but realized that a better entry would have been the Electric Prunes Orchestra.

I'll check back to it to see what was posted today.
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« Reply #397 on: March 19, 2019, 07:37:48 AM »

Yes I'm on that Board and posted . Can't remember my username but my avatar is the Intravenous de Milo album cover by Spinal Tap.

My entry was the Grateful Prunes, but realized that a better entry would have been the Electric Prunes Orchestra.

I'll check back to it to see what was posted today.

So that's you! I'm mr. k (with the cartoon triplane avatar) but maybe you'd realized that already. Wink
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« Reply #398 on: March 20, 2019, 04:03:04 AM »

I'll play:

Kaleidoscope (U.K. plus U.S.)
Gov't Beatles ft. Steve Miller Mule
Plastic Bono Band ft. Yoko
Apples & Flowers ft. Hearts In Stereo
NRBMac ft. Fleetwood Quintet
American Honeys ft. The United Stated Of America's Spring
Fairport Beach ft. Boys' Convention
New Roxy Ferry ft. Christy Bryan Minstrel Music
30 Seconds To Teddy Bears ft. Mars Cadbury
Pink Freshmen ft. Four Floyd
The Jam ft. Marmalade
The Ronettes ft. The Tenacious Phil & D Spector

Some very cool ones there, RR. Smiley

I see The Butthole Surfers are a popular choice for that Hoffman thread and I still have to fathom out why. LOL
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« Reply #399 on: March 23, 2019, 06:29:53 AM »

Many happy returns, sir. I hope the world treats you well today. Smiley

Pity I can't identify your "vague" tune (yet)--it would have made a great birthday present! Grin
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